Will My Wound Become a Scar?

Tyler Szelinski
Scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that follows four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation. In most cases, if a wound has to go through each of these stages, it will eventually form into a scar. Major wounds from an injury or surgery will always become scars. However, there are some cases in which a wound will not become a scar, and we will explore these in this article. If you are certain that you will have scar tissue in the near future, it’s good to know that there are safe and effective scar treatment options available to you. 

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What is Eyelid Surgery? | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Blepharoplasty is considered a reconstructive surgery or a cosmetic surgery, as it can restore functionality to the eyes or improve the aesthetic appearance of the eyes. People with deformities or disfigurations of the eyes will benefit from this type of procedure. Likewise, eyelids that have begun to sag or droop due to old age can also be modified with a blepharoplasty. Generally, there is minimal to no scarring during the post-operative recovery process and patients can return home with minimal down time soon after the surgery is completed.

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Common Side-Effects of Scarring | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Scar tissue is the inevitable result of surgery or injury that damages the dermis (middle) layer of skin. All scars follow the same wound healing process of hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Not all scars will appear the same, however. Some will fade over time and appear as a thin white line on the surface of the skin. Other scars can be more aggressive and leave a person with a number of unwanted side-effects. It’s encouraging to know that while some scar types can be burdensome to the patient, there are a number of safe and effective treatment options available to reduce side effects.

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Gender Reassignment Surgery and Scar Care | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Gender reassignment surgery, also known as gender confirmation, is a cosmetic procedure done to help a patient transition to the gender they feel they were born to be. Transgender patients have what is known clinically as gender dysphoria. This means that a biological male identifies as a female and vice versa. Surgery is usually recommended as a last resource for these types of patients. In fact, some health care providers won’t even help these patients until they get clearance from a mental health professional and a formal diagnosis of gender dysphoria is confirmed. Hormone therapy is also considered before going in for surgery. Hormones can be taken by the patient to block the secondary sex characteristics of a person and make them appear more like their desired sex. For instance, women can take androgens to appear more masculine and men can take estrogens to appear more feminine. In some cases, surgeons may require the patient to live as their desired gender for at least one year to make sure they truly want to make the ultimate transition.

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How to Reduce Bruising After a Medical Procedure | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski

Most surgeries or invasive procedures will lead to some amount of bruising as part of the post-operative healing process. Bruises are the result of small blood vessels (capillaries) being broken or damaged in reaction to a trauma impact, injury, or invasive surgery. Major surgeries, such as plastic surgery or orthopedic surgery, and smaller procedures such as facial injections or fillers, are all associated with mild to severe bruising. Bruising is uncomfortable and usually affects a person’s social, personal, and work life to some degree. While bruising is generally unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce bruising and speed up your recovery time so that you can get back to your normal daily routine.   

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Body Positivity and Your Scars | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Body positivity is often associated with a person’s physical weight or size but it can go far beyond that. The way our bodies appear and feel can affect the way we view ourselves, which in turn affects our mental health. One aspect of body positivity is accepting and being comfortable with the features we were born with. Then, as our bodies undergo physical transitions later in life, we must learn to accept these new changes. Some of the more obvious changes have to do with our skin—scars, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. By practicing a bit of body positivity, we can become more comfortable within ourselves and our skin.

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Are All Scars Permanent? | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
All scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that passes through several distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation (or remodeling). The way our scar looks after the wound heals depends on a number of genetic and environmental factors. Some smaller wounds will heal nicely and leave only a small white scar that is barely noticeable. Other, more serious wounds, can lead to excessive scarring known as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Atrophic scars, which result from severe acne, may be visible for a lifetime without proper treatment. While most scars are permanent, there are ways to help them fade over time.

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The Safest Scar Treatment Options | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Injuries happen when we least expect them, especially for children and the elderly. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person can be left with little to no scarring or develop excessive scarring, known as keloids and hypertrophic scars. Common injuries can lead to acne scarring, burn scars, keloids, and hypertrophic scars. These scar types are typical but they can be burdensome and difficult to manage if left untreated for long periods of time. Some people go to such lengths to treat their scars through the methods of steroid injections and surgical scar removal. However, these options may not be viable for some people, especially children. Therefore, patients want to know what natural and safe therapy options exist for effectively reducing the size and appearance of scars.

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Achilles Tendon Surgery Scar Care | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
The Achilles tendon, known medically as the calcaneal tendon, is a dense cord of fibrous tissues that connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the human body, capable of supporting multiple times one’s own body weight. But despite its strength, and considering how frequently our bodies rely on its support, the Achilles tendon is prone to injury. When this tendon tears or ruptures, surgical intervention and repair are required.

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How to Help Scars Fade | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that occurs after the skin is damaged due to surgery or injury. While some scars fade over time, there are a number of factors that can lead to abnormal scar types, classified as keloids or hypertrophic scars. These scars are characterized by their raised and discolored appearance. These scars can be itchy, painful, and burdensome to the patient. For these reasons, patients seek out the best scar treatment option that is safe and effective for all ages and skin types. Continue reading to learn what you can do to help flatten and fade your old and new post-operative scars.

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